I'm back from the Follow Fest. I wanted to make sure I visited everyone who participated, so I spent what little time I have doing that. First of all, a huge thanks to everyone who followed me on all of my other sites. I appreciate it! And welcome new followers!
Now back to business.
My son has been obsessed with a new video game character: Slender Man. He's this creepy, tall, skinny dude with a white, faceless head. If you look at him, he kidnaps you. Not cool. In the game, you're supposed to find eight papers. If you do, then you defeat Slender Man and don't get kidnapped.
Yesterday, my son came home from school with four sheets of notebook paper in his grimy hands. "Look, Mama. I found these papers taped to trees in the woods at school!"
I looked at the kid funny. "First of all, what were you doing in the woods? Second of all, why were papers taped to the trees?"
"It was recess, and we were allowed to go back by the woods. And I don't know why papers were taped to the trees."
Hmmm. "Let me see those papers," I said.
I examined them carefully. There were drawings of stick figures and squiggly lines all over them. "Do you think they're Slender Man papers?"
His eyes got big. "Yeah, mom. I think so. We got four now. All we need are four more!"
Great. So he's going to go back to school next week and see if he can find more papers taped to the trees.
Maybe you should start looking for papers in your woods, too. You never know when Slender Man might try to pop out and kidnap you!